Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game after getting a thumbs-down

Players participate in a Guinness world record attempt taking place across the world for the largest simultaneous game of Monopoly, at a hotel in Madrid
Players participate in a Guinness world record attempt taking place across the world for the largest simultaneous game of Monopoly, at a hotel in Madrid, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/File Photo

February 16, 2017

BOSTON (Reuters) – New versions of Monopoly will no longer give players the option of using a tiny silver-colored thimble as their pawn on the board, after fans voted to drop the piece that had featured in the game since its introduction in 1935.

The thimble — a tool used in sewing to prevent pricking one’s thumb with a needle — was the second of the games’ original pieces to be dropped after players gave a thumbs-down to the iron in 2013, Providence, Rhode Island-based game maker Hasbro Inc said on Thursday.

The surviving pieces that trace their roots back to the Great Depression include a battleship, boot and Scottie dog.

Players also had the option to vote online on a new pawn to replace the thimble, with choices including monster trucks and flip-flops. Hasbro plans to reveal their choice next month.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Tom Brown)

  • dvona

    Why is this article so important that it is written in OAN, don’t you have something more important? This is silly news.

  • Rob Riggi

    How about a crooked political figure? It’s the perfect symbol from Rhode Island!

    • alvin swenson

      Hillary, Obama, clown Chuckiee, Peoliso, who forgets that there is no Bush Pres. any more or crazy Lizzie or commie Bernie. Many more DC hacks in DC on both sides of the aisle.

    • dvona

      I agree!